VINEYARD, Utah — April 17, 2020 — Data from a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that COVID-19 may travel on shoes and that the footwear of medical staff in particular could be carriers. Kizik, a Utah-based innovative footwear company, announced today it will immediately donate 1,000 pairs of hands-free KIZIK® shoes to healthcare workers in support of the fight against COVID-19.
“Three years ago, Kizik introduced hands-free shoes to help consumers who want to fuse convenience, comfort and fashion. When this CDC study broke, we immediately realized our shoes could help front-line healthcare workers battling COVID-19. If you don’t have to use your hands to put on, take off, or lace up your shoes, the likelihood of coronavirus traveling from shoes to hands will be reduced. And because KIZIK shoes are designed for comfort, we know folks on their feet for long hours in hospitals will also get the support they need,” said Monte Deere, CEO of Kizik. Deere continued, “Giving away 1,000 pairs of shoes to the doctors and nurses who are risking their own health is our small way of showing them support during these uncertain and trying times.”
Kizik is revolutionizing the footwear industry by reinventing the way people put shoes on their feet. KIZIK shoes create a custom, hands-free fit for each foot by using an aerospace-grade titanium band that rebounds around the heel to hold the foot snugly and securely, making KIZIK shoes the easiest to wear of any shoes.
Posted April 22, 2020